STORRS, Conn. (Jan. 8, 2008) – A.J. Price scored a career-high 25 points and Jerome Dyson tied a team record with nine steals as Connecticut beat St. John's 81-65 Tuesday in the Huskies' Big East home opener.
Jeff Adrien had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Stanley Robinson added 15 points and eight boards for Connecticut (11-3, 2-1 Big East). Dyson finished with 12 points.
Price hit all four of his 3-point shots, dished out seven assists and grabbed four rebounds.
Freshman Justin Burrell led St. John's (7-7, 1-2) with 17 points and also grabbed six rebounds. Anthony Mason Jr. added 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds while also dishing out four assists and grabbing three steals.
Also for St. John’s, freshman Malik Boothe dished out a career high seven assists and also had a career high three steals in just 16 minutes off the bench. Larry Wright, meanwhile, connected on three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.
-- Red Storm Media --